If you are a meat lover, then there is bad news for you. If you buy
meat from the market, then you must give it a thought as a recent study
suggests that processed meat may increase the risk of cancer.
only way to be sure that your meat is free from all the tumours or
problems is to check the animal before it is slaughtered.
research done in the UK has resulted in a correlation between processed
and red meat and cancer. And while not all red meat may be harmful,
some of it certainly is. One cannot guess the health condition of the
animal that was slaughtered to give you your meat.
if you buy the product from the supermarket then also it’s not going to
help as it gives no certainty that cancer may or may not have been
removed by the butchers.
Experts from the
University of Oxford say that there’s strong enough evidence to classify
processed meat as a cause of cancer and red meat as a probable cause of
World Health Organization has even
classified ham, salami, bacon, and Frankfurt to contain group 1
carcinogen which essentially means that these foods contain
The basic reason for
cancer caused by the red meat is the chemical compound called
nitrosamines that is found in red meat and could damage the DNA in our
cells which in turn causes cancer.
doesn't mean that one should stop eating red meat and just break up with
it. It is, however, advisable that if you consume a lot of it, then you
must cut down the intake as the famous saying goes that excess of
everything is bad.
Eat away cautiously!